August, 2014

Leadership Improv: Effective Behaviors for Employee Engagement

ATD Human Capital

As we develop our current and emerging leaders, it''s critical to introduce the ideas of flexibility, thinking on your feet, collaboration, and acceptance. Author Karen Hough introduces such principles that allow improvisers to be brilliant in the moment. Click here to read full version

Why We Hate HR: It’s Often A Problem of Professional Development

Josh Bersin

Over the years I’ve read article after article about what’s wrong with Human Resources. The most famous was “Why I Hate HR” published in 2005 in Fast Company, followed by. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources

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Recognizing the Difficult Dual Role Managers Play—Coach and Mentor

Reviewsnap

“All leaders do some coaching. If nothing else, they offer input through performance reviews. But providing feedback once a year just doesn’t cut it.

3 Reasons You Need to Start Sharing Your Dreams

The Bamboo Project Blog

I''m thinking a lot lately about how we get in our own way. It''s easy to look around at this economy and to just want to give up. So many barriers and challenges--makes you want to stay in bed with the covers over your head. I get it. But even in the midst of challenge there is opportunity.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

The (Surprising) Facts About Motivation

Kazoo

Let’s start with what everyone agrees on. It’s good for employees to be motivated and not so good when they’re not. So the question then becomes, why isn’t it happening on a more consistent basis?

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Purposeful Discomfort: How Leaders Encourage Growth Through Discomfort

ATD Human Capital

Your job as a leader is to make people uncomfortable. Pursuing ambitious goals, confronting significant challenges, and moving into uncharted territories require people to embrace discomfort. Click here to read full version

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The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

Josh Bersin

We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year. These.

Phoning In Your Performance Reviews? Here’s How To Add Real Meaning

Reviewsnap

You’ve heard of actors “phoning in” a performance—just going through the motions without making much of an effort. The result is usually pretty dismal: a performance that lacks meaning or merit. Well, performance reviews are no different.

Design Your Career: Brainstorming/Ideation

The Bamboo Project Blog

Over the course of several weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The series of posts so far is here. .

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014

Capterra

What’s the best way to handle intra-office dating? How should you manage pay raises for employees? When should you institute efforts to reduce employee turnover?

Are You Ready for this Huge Workforce Shift?

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 4, 2014 :00am. Are You Ready for this Huge Workforce Shift? By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. I’m talking about the Millennial take-over.

Head Shift: How Leaders Help Others See Beyond the Obvious

ATD Human Capital

Effective leaders help others to think in more imaginative ways. Click here to read full version

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The Alliance: A Manifesto For 21st Century Talent Management

Josh Bersin

I probably read more than one hundred human resources, leadership, and business books a year (e-readers are amazing) and I rarely have time to review them. Most are great books in many ways. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Revisiting Employee Motivation … and the Power of a Single Word

Reviewsnap

Part of the challenge of managing people is learning how to motivate them. In a previous post, we asked, “ Is Employee Motivation Increasingly Beyond Our Control ?,” citing research that claims employees are less motivated by traditional extrinsic rewards (raises, bonuses, promotions, etc.)

In Chinese: Crisis Does NOT Mean Danger and Opportunity

Workplace Psychology

JFK was wrong. On pinyin.info, a website about the Chinese language, Victor H.

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014

Capterra

What’s the best way to handle intra-office dating? How should you manage pay raises for employees? When should you institute efforts to reduce employee turnover?

Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 18, 2014 :00am. Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair By Joe Sansone. August has arrived and it may feel like back-to-school is right around the corner, but summer isn’t over quite yet.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Mentoring Versus Coaching: What’s the Difference?

ATD Human Capital

Mentoring and coaching are distinct processes used to achieve individual and organization goals. Click here to read full version

Simplify! The Decluttering of Human Resources

Josh Bersin

I recently read a wonderful article in The Economist entitled Decluttering the Companyand it reminded me of the tremendouslyimportant job we have to simplify business at all levels. Well we in HR. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources learning investment model simplification simplify

The Importance of Discretionary Effort—and How To Inspire It

Reviewsnap

We sparked some interesting conversation when we mentioned Aubrey Daniels in a recent post about the need for more frequent performance reviews. You might recall that Daniels was among the first individuals to champion the notion of applying behavioral science to the workplace.

4 Tips to Making Employee Benefits a Family Affair

GuideSpark

Planning Family Benefits. Companies can stay competitive in today’s job market by helping employees achieve the proverbial work/life balance, which means providing a robust benefits package that serves the family.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy HR Software: 4 Excuses and 4 Rebuttals

Capterra

Very little in life is risk-free, and buying HR software is no different. Next time you propose buying a new HR system, you may find a whole range of objections. However, if it’s your job to keep improving how HR is working in your company, you’ll need to overcome such objections.

Naomi Bloom’s 4 Foundations of Real SaaS, No. 4: In Memory

Workday

In the final segment of our four-part video series with Naomi Bloom, she talks about a relatively new technology approach in the enterprise software industry that lets organizations make decisions using analytics, delivered at the “speed of thought” and at the point of decision.

The 5 Cs of Acknowledgment for Grateful Leaders: An Introduction

ATD Human Capital

Author Judith Umlas shares an introduction to the 5 Cs of acknowledgement for grateful leaders. Click here to read full version

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Video Predictions for HR in the Coming Year: #1-5

Josh Bersin

These predictions were recorded in the summer of 2014 and discuss our top 10 predictions for HR, talent, and learning in the coming year. For more details please download our 2014 Predictions Report. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Employee Engagement Enterprise Learning Performance Management hr predictions

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Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.